Lane 1 - Inside The Games posts "Swimming star Kirsty returns to Coventry. Two-time Olympic swimming champion Kirsty Coventry has returned to the city which shares her name following her first ever trip to the key London 2012 destination a year ago. The 28-year-old from Zimbabwe, who won gold in the women's 200 metres backstroke at the Athens 2004 Olympics before retaining her title at Beijing 2008, has formed a strong relationship with the city, which will host several Olympic football matches at the Ricoh Arena."
Lane 2 - Way 2 Go 2 Rob of RobAquatics who brags "You Might Recognize Someone in USMS Swimmer Magazine This Month…" Hmmm…who could it be? Gotta love all the PINK!
Lane 3 - Sowetan Live posts "Top SA swimmers in Dutch tune-up. FOLLOWING the success of Chad le Clos, Swimming South Africa is creating more opportunities for their swimmers to fine-tune themselves ahead of the 2012 London Olympics."
Lane 4 - Congrats to my High School Swim Coach! From The Valley Breeze "Recognizing four decades of service. He didn't get a gold watch. All Pawtucket native and Tolman High graduate Bruce Calvert got when his job as swimming pool director and swim team coach at Cumberland High School was eliminated was a certificate of appreciation. n 1974, after the CHS pool was installed, Calvert, a Pawtucket native, was hired by the School Department to oversee and maintain the pool, provide swim instruction as part of an expanded physical education curriculum, and became coach of the school's first swim team. Initially, there were only boys teams, with a girls' program added a few years later, and Calvert coached both. Under his direction, the swim teams became a Rhode Island and regional powerhouse. Each recorded eight state championships, and there are two New England championship banners hanging in the pool area. Calvert is a 1987 inductee into the Rhode Island Aquatics Hall of Fame and was the 2001 Rhode Island Interscholastic League Coach of the Year."
Lane 5 - Gizmodo scares the shit out of me with "This Photo Really Gives a Perfect Idea of the Terrifying Size of a White Shark."
Lane 6 - It's my favorite time of the year, SANTA SPEEDO RUN SEASON! Toronto.com posts "Santa Speedo Run" - A fundraiser for Sick Kids Toys and Games Fund. The offbeat Christmas tradition has brave participants run in nothing but red Speedos to raise funds for Sick Kids." The Times Union of Albany has "Santa Speedo Sprint seeks ice sculptors. The Santa Speedo Sprint, an annual centerpiece of the Winter WonderLark celebration in Albany, is seeking people with a skill in ice sculpture to participate in an ice-carving competition during this year’s WonderLark event, scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, on Lark Street in Albany." Oregon Live reports "Santa Speedo Run announced for December 3, 2011. This event is a fund raiser for the Ethiopia Project, which collects gently used shoes and running gear to donate to young runners in Ethiopia." And Project Q Atlanta posts "Gay packages prepping for Santa Speedo Run. Wearing less to give more at the Atlanta Santa Speedo Run has only grown in popularity among gay spectators since its 2009 inception. This year, DJ Chris Griswold is just one of the gay participants to brave the elements. A big draw among dance crowds for years, Griswold (top photo) most recently spun a set at the Boo-T Ball Halloween fundraiser. Setting his headphones aside momentarily, he joins the “The Long Johns” team in stripping down to raise eyebrows and funds at the Dec. 10 event."
Lane 7 - Perth Now posts "Shark attack saviour awarded Pride of Australia bravery medal. A RELUCTANT hero who risked his life to save a Rockingham dolphin tour guide has won an Outstanding Bravery at the Pride of Australia Awards in Sydney tonight. Trevor Burns expected October 30, 2010, to be a special day - he was heading out with wife Julie and daughter Megan, 24, to swim with dolphins with local tour company Rockingham Wild Encounters."
Lane 8 - 95-106 Capital FM posts "LMFAO: "People Don't Like Our Speedos". The 'Party Rock Anthem' duo say the skimpy underwear they wear in the video for 'Sexy And I Know It' video has not been popular."